|Date Published||1st November 2022|
Born and raised on the north east coast, Kathryn Daszkiewicz has lived in Lincolnshire since the late 1980s. This is her fourth collection with Shoestring Press and follows A Books of Follies (2017).
In [A Book of Follies] ‘little could be described as ‘benign’ in Daszkiewicz’s brooding verse.’
‘As we read her poems we squint and blink through smoke to discern the edges, to tell the cat from the air, woman from hotel, deception from intent – to tell a folly from what a folly pretends to be. Daszkiewicz’s collection does not merely suggest purpose and depth. It is purpose, the cutting precision of her words betraying interiors far more alive than we first expected.’ – Jei Degenhardt, PN Review
‘Daszkiewicz’s skill with metaphoric detail is equally pronounced in the many poems in the collection [A Book of Follies] which begin in engagements with the natural world – walking rural places or urban borders… A poet with a heightened sense of the world of flora and fauna…’ – Tony Roberts, Stand